Amy Blankson

Tagline: Happiness Expert

Talent Highlights

  • Amy is a happiness expert, the Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist of the Digital Wellness Institute, and the author of the bestselling book, The Future of Happiness.

  • Amy was selected to be a member of the UN Global Happiness Council, is the only person to have ever received a Point of Light Award from two U.S. Presidents, and has over 15 years experience leading teams in how to convert stress into joy.

  • Better engagement. More connected leaders. And people who feel empowered to contribute their best.

Keynote Topics

Turn stress and exhaustion into the daily practice of joy.
In the midst of uncertainty and change, we yearn for joy—but the path forward can often feel elusive. We try to do all the right things but, let’s be honest, it’s exhausting. What if we quit trying so hard to be happy and instead approached joy as a game?

In this talk, you’ll learn how to play the Joy Game, a research-based way to experiment with what brings us happiness both online and offline. Drawing on principles from game theory and psychology, prepare to not only gain a fresh perspective on addressing challenges, finding meaning, and defining purpose but also experience joy along the way.

This program is perfect for leaders and teams:

  • Responsible for building positive workplace cultures
  • Needing inspiration to create positive change at work
  • Navigating uncertainty or change
  • Wanting to unlock creativity and innovation—for themselves or others

The audience will leave with:

  • A renewed sense of joy, meaning, and purpose
  • A new perspective for thinking about challenges
  • A sense of personal agency when it comes to effecting positive change at work
  • Actionable strategies for practicing positive habits on a daily basis

Why Optimism Will Be the Key to Our Success

Throughout human history, technological innovations have consistently sparked fear and apprehension—but AI’s remarkable power and complexity sets it apart. Its emergence has sparked heated debates and given rise to endless doomsday scenarios, capturing our collective imagination. Yet, this fixation on fear fails to address the actual challenges we face and doesn’t propel us toward a happier future.

In this talk, Amy will draw from her wealth of experience working with leaders and organizations in over 60 countries to shed light on a path toward a future where AI is centered around human flourishing. As captured in her bestselling book The Future of Happiness, Amy is passionate about integrating AI into our personal and professional lives in a way that defines our humanity and shapes the course of happiness for our future.

This program is perfect for leaders and teams:

  • Implementing a new AI initiative
  • Looking to create a more positive change narrative
  • Needing actionable ideas for the ethical, responsible use of AI

The audience will leave with:

  • A deeper understanding of the human response to technology and change
  • A mindset shift about why optimism is the key to a future of happiness with AI
  • Knowledge of how leaders can help shape the social scripts for the use of AI

Mastering Mindset in the Midst of Change

We all face fear, discomfort, and resistance to change, yet our actions in the face of these challenges are what truly define us. Fearless positivity is not the absence of fear, but the opportunity to move through it by focusing on what matters most.

In this inspiring talk grounded in research and customized to address your audience’s specific challenges, Amy highlights leaders who have bravely embraced positivity amid adversity.

Drawing from insights in positive psychology and behavioral science, she shares how negative mindsets can hold us back, explores why some fear is actually good for us, and provides strategies to reframe stress so it better serves us.

This program is perfect for leaders, teams, and individuals in:

  • Sales
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resources
  • Business ownership
  • Education

The audience will leave with:

  • An understanding of why a positive mindset is crucial for agile and transformative leadership
  • Four actionable strategies to help them master their mindset
  • Simple “J-GAME” habits they can implement to foster resilience
  • Ways to reframe stress and embrace optimism

Technology and the Future of Happiness in a Hyperconnected World
As we look toward the future of work and learning, the spotlight is firmly on wellness. A recent survey revealed that over 90% of individuals are experiencing burnout due to digital overwhelm—citing the pressures of working across multiple time zones, toggling between applications, fending off digital distractions, overcoming Zoom fatigue, and more.

While leaders acknowledge these issues, there’s a lack of vision on how to overcome them and establish a more positive digital culture.

In this interactive workshop, Amy will guide you through cutting-edge research from the field, equip you with actionable skills to support your teams, and introduce emerging resources available to you now to create systematic and lasting change.

This program is perfect for leaders and teams:

  • Feeling the pressure of being always-on in a hyper-connected world
  • Fighting burnout due to communication overload and platform overwhelm
  • Experiencing digital transformations, including the introduction of generative AI, SAP transitions, shifts in platforms, or hybrid work
  • Navigating generational and geographic differences in the workplace

The audience will leave with:

  • An understanding of how to hack their distractions to achieve maximum productivity and life satisfaction
  • Best practices for creating realistic tech-life boundaries to recapture their focus, deepen engagement, and find flow in their everyday lives
  • Actionable strategies for optimizing team communication across countries and generations
  • Deep insight into how tech impacts charisma, and how to reshape their perception as a leader

Travels from:

  • Fort Worth. TX

Fee Range:

  • Fees* $10,001 - $20,000




Amy Blankson is a dynamic force in the realms of positivity, digital wellness, and happiness. As the CEO of Fearless Positivity and the Co-Founder of the Digital Wellness Institute, she leads with a mission to empower individuals and organizations to thrive in the digital age. Amy’s multidisciplinary expertise, coupled with her engaging speaking style, has […]

Amy Blankson is a dynamic force in the realms of positivity, digital wellness, and happiness. As the CEO of Fearless Positivity and the Co-Founder of the Digital Wellness Institute, she leads with a mission to empower individuals and organizations to thrive in the digital age. Amy’s multidisciplinary expertise, coupled with her engaging speaking style, has positioned her as a sought-after thought leader in the fields of well-being and productivity. With a rich academic background from Harvard and the Yale School of Management, Amy brings a unique blend of research-backed insights and practical strategies to her presentations, inspiring audiences worldwide to cultivate happiness and balance in their lives.

Amy Blankson | Happiness Expert

Expertise and Background:

Amy Blankson’s journey as a speaker and influencer is deeply rooted in her commitment to harnessing the power of positivity and technology for human flourishing. Drawing from her bestselling book, “The Future of Happiness: 5 Modern Strategies for Balancing Productivity and Well-Being in the Digital Era,” Amy offers audiences actionable strategies to navigate the complexities of our digitally-driven world while maintaining personal well-being. Her co-authorship of the award-winning children’s book, “How to Make a Shark Smile (formerly Ripple’s Effect),” alongside her brother Shawn Achor, showcases her dedication to instilling positive habits from an early age.

A recognized TEDx speaker and regular contributor to Forbes, Amy Blankson brings a wealth of experience and insight to her engagements. Her TEDx talks, infused with humor and relatable anecdotes, captivate audiences as she explores topics ranging from digital detoxification to the science of happiness. Amy’s influence extends beyond the stage; she is a member of the UN Global Happiness Council, where she contributes her expertise to global initiatives promoting well-being and resilience.

Amy’s academic achievements are equally impressive, having graduated from Harvard and the Yale School of Management. Her distinction as the only individual to receive a Point of Light from two sitting U.S. Presidents underscores her dedication to service and positive impact. Amy’s collaborative efforts with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers to establish standards for well-being in artificial intelligence highlight her commitment to shaping the future of technology with human well-being at its core. As a Fellow of the World Innovation Organization, she continues to champion innovation that prioritizes human flourishing.

Why Event Planners Should Book Amy Blankson:

Event planners seeking to create impactful and transformative experiences for their audiences should prioritize booking Amy Blankson. With her blend of academic rigor, practical wisdom, and engaging delivery, Amy ensures that attendees leave her presentations inspired and equipped with actionable strategies to enhance their well-being in the digital age. Her diverse expertise, spanning from digital wellness to positive psychology, enables her to tailor her talks to meet the specific needs and interests of each audience.

Amy’s reputation as a trusted authority in happiness and productivity makes her an ideal choice for events seeking to address the evolving challenges of the modern world. Her insights into the intersection of technology and well-being resonate with individuals and organizations striving to navigate the digital landscape while preserving their humanity. By booking Amy Blankson, event planners can elevate their programming and provide attendees with invaluable tools for personal and professional growth.

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Summary and Conclusion:

In summary, Amy Blankson is a visionary leader and influencer whose passion for positivity and digital wellness has made her a beacon of inspiration in today’s fast-paced world. With a compelling blend of academic expertise, practical insights, and engaging storytelling, Amy captivates audiences and empowers them to thrive in the digital age. Event planners seeking to elevate their programming and provide attendees with transformative experiences should look no further than Amy Blankson. By booking Amy through Speakers Inc, event planners can ensure that their events leave a lasting impact on participants, fostering personal and professional growth in an increasingly digital world.

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